By Susan Purney Mark
Fashion designer Susan Purney Mark makes wonderful use of strip units and angled cuts in 9 beautiful tasks, starting up fascinating new layout possibilities.
* Insert daring accessory strips to accomplish a refreshingly diverse look
* Use blocks in numerous ways--in borders, duvet facilities, repeat-block quilts, and more
* improve your layout with raw-edge applique
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42 End Hand Stitches . . . . . . . . . . . . qxp 3/18/08 10:28 PM Page 32 Thread a Needle For many people, threading a needle is the biggest challenge there is in hand sewing. It doesn’t have to be! There are gadgets and tricks to get the job done easily without breaking a sweat. 1 Cut the end of the thread at an angle with sharp scissors. 2 Using a needle threader, push the wire of a needle threader through the eye of the needle. Insert the end of the thread into the wire loop.
1 2 3 Hide the knot inside the hem edge, bringing the needle out in the edge of the hem. Move approximately a quarter inch to the right of where your previous stitch was formed, and make a small horizontal stitch that only picks up a few threads of the fabric, inserting your needle from right to left. Pull the needle through the fabric and make the exact same stitch in the outside of the hem forming X shaped stitches; repeat until you’ve finished the hem. TIP Time Saving Save your hand sewing for watching television, waiting in doctors’ offices, or waiting in the car while your kids finish soccer practice.
39 Chain Stitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Thread Chains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Buttonhole Stitch/Blanket Stitch . . . . . . 42 End Hand Stitches . . . . . . . . . . . . qxp 3/18/08 10:28 PM Page 32 Thread a Needle For many people, threading a needle is the biggest challenge there is in hand sewing. It doesn’t have to be! There are gadgets and tricks to get the job done easily without breaking a sweat. 1 Cut the end of the thread at an angle with sharp scissors.